In the summer of 2015, Micky Dolenz debuted a new concert show at 54 Below in New York City that combined his love of Broadway and Rock & Roll. He returned later that fall after appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and a live album was issued by Broadway Records. It was announced today that Micky will once again be bringing the show to 54 Below early next year, and tickets are now available:
UPDATE: Micky's sister, Coco, will debut her own show at 54 Below on March 25, as announced this afternoon by Micky's official Facebook page:
In a recent email to its newsletter subscribers, 7a Records announced the following:
Get ready for a 7a email exclusive! The very limited edition (500 copies) 7" coloured vinyl single of Micky Dolenz Live In Japan 1982 that was given out for FREE at the 7a Records Launch is now available to pre-order worldwide!
This stunning single features Micky singing Sunny Girlfriend and Zor & Zam live on his brief Japanese tour in 1982, years before Monkeemania round 2 kicked in!
These two tracks come from a forthcoming CD release of the entire concert with bonus tracks, but once this single sells out, it will never be available in this format again!
US fans can order it from the following outlets:
UK fans will be able to get it from Amazon by using this link. It isn't available for pre-order there yet but will be soon. Keep checking it out!
Jeannie Franklyn (aka Genie The Tailor) was a fashion designer and a member of the Sunset Strip underground scene in the 1960s. She had her own boutique where she sold handmade clothes during the latter half of the 1960s. The April 1968 issue of Fave covered the opening of her shop on Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood, where Micky Dolenz and Samantha Juste were among a gathering of many special guests. Franklyn was killed in a bus crash in 1969.
Spot Henry in the reflection of Micky's sunglasses!
Peter is seen below playing his Guild acoustic guitar during filming of the second season episode "Hitting the High Seas." This is also the same guitar Peter used during sessions for the Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. album. Peter's Guild guitar was purchased in Nashville, Tennessee in 1967, and he's had it refinished several times since acquiring it.
Last night in London, 7a Records held a launch party for the upcoming CD release of Micky Dolenz: The MGM Singles Collection. A host of other goodies were available, Circe Link & Christian Nesmith performed via Skype, and Micky Dolenz welcomed those in attendance via a special video message. To top off everything, 7a's extended quest to release Keep Off My Grass, a long-lost film produced in the 1970s and starring Micky, has become a reality:
Directed by comedian Shelley Berman and starring former Monkee Micky Dolenz, Keep Off My Grass is a stoner comedy that had a limited run on it's initial release. In fact, it's fair to say that hardly anyone saw the movie when it first came out in the mid 70's and almost no one has seen it since. Never released on video or DVD, this is the first time this movie has been publically available.
Sourced from a VHS copy owned by the producers Albert J Salzer & Allan D. Yasnyi, this DVD is presented in this low-fi version as a matter of historical interest. Lovingly restored by film archivist Garrett Gilchrist, please don't expect HD quality! It is taken from a low quality VHS of a screening of the film, while everything has been done to make the image as sharp as possible, it is of a lot lower quality than we have come to expect. This really is for hardcore fans. Thank you for your understanding on this matter!
Monkees expert Iain Lee has spent years searching for this film and has included some great extras to make this a very special package for fans of Dolenz, kitsch and lost 70's classics.